I wouldn’t call Ironman 2 bad or anything like that, but I sure found it disappointing. I mean at the end of the day, you wont feel like you’ve wasted your money. You’ll be entertained. But if you allow yourself to get caught up in the hype of “the big sequel” as well as this new renaissance of comic book-based movies, chances are, you’re going to be disappointed. I sure was. In the latest Ironman movie, not only does Tony Stark do battle with the crimson dynamo/whiplash hybrid played by Mickey Rourke, but we also delve a little deeper in to Tony Stark’s personal life like his battle with alcoholism, his relationship with his father, and the damage the ironman suit is doing to his body. My main issue with this movie was that it had WAY too campy parts, and too much corny humor. I’m not one of these people who hold these new “dark” comic book movies up on a pedestal (dark knight, sin city, history of violence, etc), and think all further superhero movies should follow suit. The first ironman had its share of funny moments, so it’s not like I wasn’t expecting the same from the sequel. But it was just a bit much in this one. The worst example of this is the birthday party scene, which treads very closely to that awful club scene in Spiderman 3, where peter parker does that cringeworthy sing & dance routine. The next problem was that it seemed like more people in this film were doing that fast, witty, Robert Downey Jr-ish speak. That type of delivery works when its JUST Robert Downey Jr., but when half of the cast is talking like him, it gets annoying. And Samuel L. Jackson’s appearance as Nick Fury in this movie was a too long, because apparently Samuel L cant go 2 minutes of acting without slipping out of character and just acting like himself. And the final fight scene, is a HUGE letdown. All 90 seconds of it. Even with all that said, there are still some positive things about the movie. Sam Rockwell and Mickey Rourke give good performances. Also, if you’re as excited about the Avengers movie as I am, there are a couple of nice connections to the other Avengers. Anyway, I don’t know why I’m even writing all of this, because everyone saw the movie, and it made a shitload of money, so whatever. But it still could have been better.